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Ashton is a small, rural community located in southeastern Idaho, about 18 miles from Yellowstone National Park. Its also just 24 miles from Grand Teton National Park and close to Mesa Falls and Henrys Fork on the Snake River. The population was 1,129 residents at the 2000 census. Known as the "Worlds Largest Seed Producing Area," Ashton welcomes almost two million visitors each year who travel through this very scenic area. The town of Ashton is surrounded by natural beauty as it sits at the junction of two Scenic Byways - Mesa Falls Scenic Byway and Teton Scenic Byway. The rivers, lakes, streams, lush forests and majestic mountains all offer unparalleled outdoor recreational opportunities. In addition, Ashton is host to several annual events, including the American Dog Derby, Mountain Man Rendezvous, the Mesa Falls Marathon and a spectacular 4th of July Celebration. Other natural attractions in the area include Ashton Reservoir, Herriman State Park, Island Park Reservoir, Big Springs, St. Anthony Sand Dunes, Targhee National Forest and Winter Trails Teton Scenic Route. Four seasons of activities include fly-fishing, hiking, rafting, horseback riding, snow skiing, sledding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing.

Surrounding areas: Rexburg, Idaho (24.0 mi), Teton Valley, Idaho (28.9 mi), Driggs, Idaho (29.4 mi), Island Park, Idaho (33.9 mi), Victor, Idaho (36.4 mi)

Ashton Vacation Rentals




Ashton Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Super 8 Motel1370 Hwy 20Ashton, ID (208) 652-7885
Best Western Henry's Fork Inn115 W BrgSaint Anthony, ID13.7 mi.(208) 624-3711
Americinn Lodge & Suites Of Rexburg1098 Golden Beauty DrRexburg, ID24.0 mi.(208) 356-5333
Super 8 Rexburg215 W MainRexburg, ID24.1 mi.(208) 356-8888
A-bar Motel & Supper ClubHC 66Island Park, ID24.7 mi.(208) 558-7358
Harriman State Park DormHC 66Island Park, ID24.7 mi.(208) 558-7368
Island Park Village ResortHC 66Island Park, ID24.7 mi.(208) 558-7502
Best Western Cottontree Inn450 W 4th SouthRexburg, ID24.7 mi.(208) 356-4646
Comfort Inn1565 W Main StRexburg, ID24.7 mi.(208) 359-1311
Best Western Teton West476 N MainDriggs, ID29.0 mi.(208) 354-2363

Ashton Weather & Climate

The upper corner of southeastern Idaho has a unique four-season climate. The area's precipitation is approximately 20-30 inches, which is among the highest in southern Idaho, although the area is not in the mountains. This unusually high precipitation is due to the unique geography of southern Idaho and Yellowstone. The Snake River Plain was formed by the Yellowstone hot spot across southern Idaho, and it forms a moisture channel that extends from the Pacific Ocean to Yellowstone area. This southeastern corner at the head of the Snake River Plain and at the end of the Yellowstone moisture channel gets as much snow as the typical ski towns of Colorado. In contrast, summers are hot and humidity is low throughout the state.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 29°F 8°F 2.25 in. -
February 34°F 13°F 1.67 in. -
March 41°F 21°F 1.60 in. -
April 53°F 29°F 1.47 in. -
May 64°F 36°F 2.38 in. -
June 73°F 42°F 1.64 in. -
July 81°F 46°F 1.12 in. -
August 82°F 44°F 1.08 in. -
September 72°F 36°F 1.18 in. -
October 60°F 28°F 1.41 in. -
November 41°F 18°F 2.03 in. -
December 30°F 9°F 2.25 in. -

Ashton Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Driggs Reed Memorial airport (U59) located about 28 miles southeast of Ashton in Driggs, Idaho, the Yellowstone airport (WYS) located approximately 45 miles northeast of Ashton in West Yellowstone, Montana, the Jackson Hole airport (JAC) located roughly 47 miles southeast of Ashton in Jackson, Wyoming, and finally the Idaho Falls Regional airport (IDA) located around 49 miles southwest of Ashton in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

Ashton Attractions

 
Golf Courses
Aspen Acres Golf ClubAshtonID 
Fremont County Golf CourseSaint AnthonyID13.9 mi.
Rexburg Municipal Golf CourseRexburgID24.0 mi.
Teton Lakes Golf CourseRexburgID24.0 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Jackson HoleTeton VillageWY45.5 mi.
Snow KingJacksonWY53.3 mi.
Big Sky MountainBig SkyMT83.9 mi.
Snowshoe HollowAftonWY96.6 mi.
Bridger BowlBozemanMT112.9 mi.
 
State Parks
Harriman State ParkID17.9 mi. 
Henrys Lake State ParkID38.1 mi. 
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Tautphaus Park ZooIdaho FallsID51.0 mi.


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